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Babel Language Packs R0.11.1 are now available!

Babel Language Packs R0.11.1 for Kepler, Juno, and Indigo release trains are now available! Translations in all languages for all projects in Babel up to November 23rd, 2013 are included in R0.11.1.

Babel is currently setup to accept translation contributions in 45 languages for about 40+ Eclipse projects and sub-projects. Participation for each language and each project may vary. For some of the most common projects, the completion percentages are very high. See the Babel Translation Statistics for more details.

All downloads are provided under the terms and conditions of the Eclipse Foundation Software User Agreement unless otherwise specified.

The Babel project produces language packs from the translations entered using the Babel Translation Tool. You can download the Babel Language Pack Zips from the following links, or use the Babel Language Pack Update Sites to download the languages packs.

Babel Language Pack Zips and Update Sites - R0.11.1 (2013/11/23)

Babel Language Pack Zips
Kepler | Juno | Indigo
Babel Language Pack Update Site for Kepler
Zipped p2 repository (130 MB)
Babel Language Pack Update Site for Juno
Zipped p2 repository (146 MB)
Babel Language Pack Update Site for Indigo
Zipped p2 repository (140 MB)
Babel Orion Language Packs

Important notes for Babel Language Packs R0.11.1

  • Thanks to the translation contributions from the community, Babel Language Packs R0.11.1 now includes Babel Orion Language Packs for Kepler. See Installing A Plugin for instructions on how to install these Babel Orion language pack plugins.
  • An enhancement has been added to the Babel Language Pack Update Sites to categorize the language packs by projects, in additional to categorizing by languages. Users will be able to find language packs in all available languages for a certain project easily.
  • Babel Language Packs for older release trains can be found at Eclipse Babel Project Archived Downloads.
  • Not all of the existing Eclipse Foundation Projects are included in Babel yet. If you encounter a project that you would like to help translate, tell that project's leaders.
  • Not all languages are included in Babel yet. Request an additional language through Bugzilla.

Installing the language packs

Just unzip the Babel language packs into the Eclipse installation folder.

Using the language packs

If the system locale for your operating system is already in the language you want to launch Eclipse in, all you have to do is to launch Eclipse normally and the language packs will be loaded.

If the system locale is in English, and you want to launch Eclipse in another language, you have to launch Eclipse with the -nl command line argument:

eclipse.exe -nl fr

Replace fr with the locale you wish to use. See "Running Eclipse" for more details. Also see the "Teach Your Eclipse to Speak the Local Lingo" Eclipse Corner Article for more examples on how to launch Eclipse in different languages (including bi-directional language like Arabic) and different operating systems (like Linux and Mac OS X).

Babel Pseudo Translations

Babel Pseudo Translations are a very useful tool for globalization testing of Eclipse projects.

See the "Babel Pseudo Translations" Eclipse Corner Article for step-by-step instructions and examples describing what are the Babel Pseudo Translations, where to download them, how to install them, and how to launch Eclipse in Babel Pseudo Translations.

Eclipse developers can use the Babel Pseudo Translations to verify the translatability of their projects and make sure Eclipse excels in national language support.

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